In our Sunday evening teaching series, Olympic Christians, we are looking at what it means to run in such a way as to get the prize, exploring the concept of training ourselves to be godly and developing spiritual disciplines in our life. The prize, as Paul reminds us, is not a temporal crown or even an Olympic gold medal, but a crown that will last forever.
We are setting the challenge of memorizing the scripture this series is based on:
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Sun 22nd April - Olympic Christians 1: Training V's Trying Sun 29th April - Olympic Christians 2: Reflection on Scripture, by 18-30's Group Sun 6th May - Olympic Christians 3: PrayerSun 13th May - Olympic Christians 4: Solitude and SilenceSun 20th May - Prayer & Healing Communion ServiceSun 27th May - Olympic Christians 5: SabbathSun 3rd June - Olympic Christians 6: Fasting, by The Source YouthSun 10th June - Olympic Christians 7: GivingSun 17th June - Prayer & Healing Communion ServiceSun 24th June - Olympic Christians 8: Celebration